Polytechnic High School in Riverside, CA - Niche

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Polytechnic High School is a public school in Riverside, California. It has 2,876 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 59% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 197 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

5450 Victoria Ave.
Riverside, CA
(951) 788-7203

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3.5 from 197 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I would say this is an "Awesome" school for many reasons, first of all what out stood the most were the principal and teachers. Their way to interact with students around the campus encouraged them to keep on going and also how they made events and activities to keep them encouraged and inspired to not give up and slack off. What also stood out were the teachers ways of teachings, they weren't boring at all they inspired their students and actually helped us out step by step making 95% of the class pass , but the other 5% of the students didn't put effort on wanting to pass. I would say more , but these stood out the most of what I experienced
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The teachers here really care about their students, and want to see their students succeed. The guidance counselors also truly care and try to do everything they can to help their students get into college.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Poly is a great school because of its' sense of community.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: i really enjoyed being with the teachers, and having them support me. I loved the patience of the teachers with me. and the understanding and flexibility of them. the way they teach and the interest in the students education life. the opportunities the teachers provide and the help. I loved the activities made for students and the opportunity to interact with others. I loved theatre arts and the freedom to be myself. And be able to show my strengths and also my weaknesses. My over all experience was great; my seƱor year also.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I had a good high school experience

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 John W. North High School 2 mi. 2,371
3.33 Ramona High School 3 mi. 2,149
3.00 Arlington High School 4 mi. 2,155
2.66 Rubidoux High School 5 mi. 1,737
3.66 Martin Luther King Jr. High School 5 mi. 3,239

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 49%
Female 50%

Student Diversity

Polytechnic High School United States Arlington High School John W. North High School Martin Luther King Jr. High School Ramona High School Rubidoux High School
Hispanic 50.0% 25.0% 65.0% 66.0% 30.0% 72.0% 87.0%
White 34.0% 51.0% 22.0% 11.0% 46.0% 16.0% 6.0%
African American 8.0% 15.0% 6.0% 12.0% 10.0% 6.0% 3.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 1.0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 3.0% 5.0% 10.0% 2.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.9%
Grade 10 27.9%
Grade 11 24.2%
Grade 12 22.0%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 68% Yes
  • 20% Not sure.
  • 12% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 24% I met great friends.
  • 21% Supportive and involved teachers
  • 16% Has many latino teachers
  • 16% Top 3 school in rusd
  • 13% Music programs
  • 11% I found a lot of peolpe who share my culture

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 45% Textbooks in poor condition
  • 20% Campus supervisors talk down to students
  • 10% Old textbooks
  • 10% The students cut during lunch time
  • 10% Nothing
  • 5% Everything

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 15 responses

  • 53% Oldest High School in Riverside
  • 13% Has teachers from differents places of the world!!
  • 13% Only high school in the dictrict with an orchestra
  • 13% High SAT scores
  • 7% It used to be an all boys school back in the day

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 35% Average
  • 29% Fun, interactive, and friendly
  • 29% Inspiring, prideful, acted as one unit
  • 6% Performance driven

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 47% Relax; it's only high school.
  • 40% Don't be afraid to talk to people and make friends
  • 13% You better be a social person

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 33% I love everything about this school.
  • 53% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 7% I hate everything about this school.